dotNear operates elite nearshore software development teams out of Bucharest, the capital of Romania.
Size and Scalability: Bucharest is the 6th most populated city of the European Union, with a city-limit population just behind that of Paris. Bucharest is the largest city in Eastern Europe within the EU boundaries.
Talent Pool: Bucharest is home to the Polytechnic University (UPB), one of the largest technical schools in Eastern Europe, with 6,000 new technical graduates each year.Currently, about 25,000 software professionals work in the industry and almost 1/5 of them are involved in software export activities. Romania ranks the 6th in the world by number of certified professionals (“2003 Global Skills IQ Report”, Brainbench) and has been awarded a bronze certificate in the category of “Most Certified Nation (Overall)” during the first annual Bench Games 2005 (“2005 Bench Games Report”, Brainbench). (Wikipedia)
Language skills: Bucharest boasts one of the highest percentages of English speakers among its population under 40 years of age: 75% of them speak English either as a foreign or as a second language.
Proximity: Most European capitals are within 2.5 hours of direct flight from Bucharest (airport code: OTP)
Timezone: Romania’s time is GMT+2, a 1-hour difference to most countries in Europe and 2 hours to Great Britain.